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26 Lanceleoghauni6th Aug 2011 11:51:06 AM from Z or R Twice , Relationship Status: In my bunk
Culturally Jew-Ish. Nonreligious.
"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
My paternal grandmother was a very, very liberal Jew from Hungary. Her husband and children are not Jewish. She ate pork and shellfish. She didn't observe the Shabbat. That sort of Jew. She still had a Jewish funeral (as did her totally non-Jewish daughter...), though, and her brother and his wife (and his ex-wife) are rather involved in the synagogue and the local Jewish community.

I'll call myself "Friend to the Jews". Good?
Non-practicing here, both my grandparents were Ashkenazi Jews who immigrated at a young age from Poland. I celebrate the holidays with my extended family (Yom-Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, etc) but it doesn't go much further than that. I plan one day to visit Isreal but that's nothing more than a notion for the future.
A friend of mine, the only Jewish person I know well (cultural, he's nonreligious) has an adorable Star of David quilt sewn by his mother. It's great.

edited 31st Aug '11 1:14:50 AM by Five_X


I'm quite religious, Orthodox, and proud of it! grin
Possibly my favorite Doctor Who line at this point: Tick-Tock goes the clock, even for the DOCTOR
31 rumetzen28th Dec 2011 07:03:41 PM from Austin, Texas
The best there is
My dad's Jewish. Does that count?
Stupid, you could say these masculine thoughts are homosexual
'Cause they blow heads like that dead clothes designer
32 Justice424329th Dec 2011 08:18:59 PM from Portland, OR, USA , Relationship Status: Brony
Writer of horse words
I think it has to be your mom for it to count. tongue
Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.Proverbs21:15
FimFiction account.
[up] It does have to be your mother, according to religious law, it's passed on through the matrilineal line.

I'm a convert, Conservative, from Christianity. I have a copy of the Torah at home, and I am actually moderately religious; however, I don't express it much. To me, religion and beliefs are private things. I haven't gone to a synagogue in a long time (which saddens me greatly), but I still try to learn about things, and ask questions, and live my life according to the laws set out and my own principles. The only thing I'm horrible at is keeping kosher...

I do pretty much avoid pork, though. I eat it occasionally, although in my house, we don't eat much red meat to begin with.

Erm, does that count?

edited 31st Dec '11 11:58:27 PM by punkreader

Jewish atheist. I still keep kosher, though
I tweet, therefore my entire life has shrunk to 140 character chunks of instant event and predigested gnomic wisdom. And swearing.
35 saintbraeburn6th Jul 2012 11:11:43 PM from Dysfunctional California
Saint Braeburn:
I'm proud that we even managed to get a thread.
Everything is Possible.

But somethings are more Probable than others.
Agent of Light
Not to butt in on a thread that doesn't directly apply to me, but perhaps some of you could answer my question. Does anyone know what the numbers are for cultural or secular Jews (I hope that's the right term) versus practicing Jews. I only ask because I have yet to meet a practicing Jew in my life, and I very much admire the Jewish religion. I'm Christian, so yeah...
37 dRoy16th Jul 2012 05:14:41 PM from The Happy Place , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Perpetually clueless
I'm a Christian, but eh...I read Torah.
Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
38 DeviantBraeburn2nd Sep 2012 04:41:06 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew

Oh just shut up.

No one needs your sarcasm.

edited 2nd Sep '12 4:42:46 PM by DeviantBraeburn

Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.


39 Madrugada2nd Sep 2012 04:46:29 PM , Relationship Status: In season
<Mod Hat ON>

Braeburn, don't try to have a fight with yourself.

edited 2nd Sep '12 4:46:39 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
40 DeviantBraeburn2nd Sep 2012 04:47:24 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew

But he started it.sad
Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.


41 Madrugada2nd Sep 2012 05:09:51 PM , Relationship Status: In season
<Mod Hat ON>

I don't care. Stop it. Arguing with a transparent sockpuppet of your own is not amusing.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Brony? Moi? surely you jest!

edited 2nd Sep '12 7:31:18 PM by dontcallmewave

He who fights bronies should see to itthat he himself does not become a brony. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, Pinkie Pie gazes Also
43 DeviantBraeburn2nd Sep 2012 08:04:57 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew

The true magic of Judaism.
Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.


44 Firestarter21st Sep 2012 01:14:05 PM from over the rainbow , Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Sorceress Bookwench
A week late Happy New Year from a non religious in a jewish family. :)
Everything happens for a reason. The reason is a chaotic intersection of chance and the laws of physics.
45 montmorencey3rd Mar 2013 06:23:37 AM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
Ashkenasic, secular for three generations...on my father's side. My Israeli family says it counts because we're from Russia. Anyway, I don't eat pork, I love to argue and I'm a nerd, that has to count for something. Also, I never got any Christmas presents, so if I can't be sort-of-Jewish in compensation, that would be really unfair.
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
46 CaptainKatsura1st Apr 2013 12:52:55 PM from    Poland   
If you count Jewish as ethnicity I had few Jewish ancestors, but majority of my known ancestors are native Poles and Tatars.
My President is Funny Valentine.
47 MorwenEdhelwen1st Sep 2013 04:22:55 PM from Sydney, Australia
Aussie Tolkien freak
Anyone Ashkenazi, observant, and want to help me out with checking cultural details/answering questions for a post-apocalyptic steampunk novel set in New York and inspired by Oliver Twist?
The road goes ever on.
48 Boxen4th Sep 2013 01:09:38 PM from asdfghjkl;'
beep boop
L'shanah tovah, everyone. grin
fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars
49 LiorVal4th Sep 2013 01:15:07 PM from That crazy place called Israel , Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Technically. I'm a Hiloni and, well, I don't even keep kosher. But I'm an Israeli for all it's worth.

L'shanna tovah for all the Jews out there.
Stabbing you for your bad puns since 1997
50 MorwenEdhelwen19th Nov 2013 11:50:42 PM from Sydney, Australia
Aussie Tolkien freak
I have a question which is a bit sensitive. Sorry if I accidentally offend anyone in this thread. One of my side projects/story ideas is a post-apocalyptic steampunk version of Oliver Twist narrated in first-person by the Artful Dodger and using the character of Fagin as a way to comment on anti-Semitism. I want some opinions on whether it is possible to make Fagin a fence who happens to be Jewish and get rid of his stereotypical traits (miserliness) without him being a stereotype?

And a related question: is red hair really a stereotypically "Jewish" thing? It's often mentioned as one of the physical traits which made the original Fagin a stereotype. The other is the shape of his nose in illustrations from the book. That said, I have a friend whose ancestors were Polish and Russian and also Jewish and she's got bright red hair and freckles.

edited 19th Nov '13 11:56:21 PM by MorwenEdhelwen

The road goes ever on.

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